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How to make roti's
a month ago
Rotis is a favourite for many people. It is one of those things people really enjoy but not many people know how easy it is to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of cake flour half a teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of lukewarm water 70 grams of butter ( I use Marvello…
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How to protect your plants
a month ago
Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to…
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How to make a bookshelf from cardboard boxes
2 months ago
Are you an avid reader who devours books like chocolate, but has no space to keep them? Are they lying around, or piling up in a corner somewhere, making your room look and feel untidy? Don’t fret, you are not alone! One of our Fanz writers had the same problem with his books and this…
Mindspace
Death of a poet
7 days ago
“My mental health has been on life support for a while now. Thanks to those who call. Text. Visit. Speak to me. May we always remember, may we never forget. You may have added a few hours, months or days to my time here. But you know life-support is expensive right? Thanks for trying. Amen.”…
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Books for teens
2 weeks ago
South African literature has grown significantly in comparison to what it was ten years ago. This is because more and more local people are finding the author that was buried inside of them. But most notably, there has been an increase in opportunities to write and get published. In addition to that, the advocacy for…
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7 ways to know if you're getting dribbled by your partner
3 weeks ago
Dribbled: A slang term that refers to someone being played or cheated on by their girlfriend or boyfriend. When we are young and in love, we often tend to overlook some of the flaws of our partners out of fear of creating unnecessary drama - this is especially true in the beginning phases of a…
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What we can learn from immigrants
4 weeks ago
There is a high unemployment rate in South Africa. Daily we read stories of graduates standing near traffic lights with posters listing their qualifications, pleading for jobs. The first few graduates who turned to this method of job-seeking were lucky. Many of them attracted media interest in their plight. Most importantly, their cries led them…
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The power of dreams
a month ago
There is a quote by George Bernard Shaw that should be everyone’s rallying cry. The quote is in three parts. It says: A reasonable man adapts to himself to the world, The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to him Therefore ALL progress depends upon the unreasonable man. I urge you to…
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It's not just social media
a month ago
If, ten years ago, you had told me social media would become something so incredibly big that it literally changed people’s lives, I would have hesitated to believe you. Why the hesitation? Because although there was an indication of the rise of social media at the time, nothing prepared any of us for the impact…
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Gender Inequalities
2 months ago
There is no one ingredient that turns a romantic relationship into a marriage - people propose for a cluster of reasons. It is never just because someone you date has a pretty smile or are well read and a good listener. People propose because all these factors are present in a single being, which makes…
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Top seven tips for getting over a rough break-up
2 months ago
You and your partner have decided to call it quits. You both shed tears, screamed and ultimately decided that ending the relationship would be the best thing for both of you. Calling it quits can be hard. While no relationship is always sunshine and roses, you’ve invested your time and heart in the person who…
Work-Wise
Can you become a commercial model?
yesterday
The answer is yes. Yes, you can. But it won’t be as simple as that yes sounds so it’s advisable to keep your expectations in check. When you look at the modelling industry in the past from a global view, it seems elitist and exclusionary. The people in the pages of glossy magazines, large billboards,…
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Trade realities: Agricultural practitioner
2 weeks ago
Have you thought about getting involved in the agricultural sector? This sector is growing and changing and there is a great need for qualified young people in this field. If you gain a qualification in agriculture you will be involved in the scientific production of plants and animals. South Africa has a growing population and,…
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Trade realities: Plumbing
a month ago
Have you thought of doing a trade? Perhaps you don’t know too much about what tradespeople do? This week, I thought I’d find out more. I interviewed a plumber, James, from James Plumbing Service, to find out more about what it is like being a plumber. A plumber is someone who is responsible for assembling,…